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PFAS

CONCORD (AP) – The saga of chemicals commonly known as PFAS contaminating water supplies in Merrimack and other New Hampshire towns took another turn on Thursday, as state Senate members gave preliminary approval to several bills regarding the matter. Senators unanimously voted to enshrine ...

401(k)s hit records as stocks jump

NEW YORK (AP) – How’s your 401(k) doing? President Donald Trump likes to ask that question around the country, sometimes throwing out big gains like 90% or 95%. The average 401(k) did indeed hit a record last year, although its growth was considerably less than that. The average ...

Woman appeals dog abuse case

CONCORD (AP) – Police violated a woman’s privacy by allowing an animal welfare group to take photos and video as it helped gather dozens of filthy and sick Great Danes from her mansion, material that was then posted online to raise money, the woman’s lawyer argued Wednesday before the ...

Virus cases surge after China revises way count is tallied

BEIJING (AP) – China reported a surge in deaths and infections from a new virus Thursday after changing the way the count is tallied, further clouding an epidemic that has stirred fear as it spread to more than two dozen countries. The spike came after two days in which the number of new ...

N.Y. man accused of stealing $35K worth of perfume

NASHUA – Jamel Flemming stands accused of coming all the way from Brooklyn to allegedly steal $35,000 worth of Chanel perfume from Macy’s at the Pheasant Lane Mall in November, Hillsborough County and Nashua authorities said. Flemming, a 46, of Brooklyn, is one of three men accused of ...

Military struggles to handle kid-on-kid sex assaults

The U.S. Department of Defense is struggling to change how it handles the abuse of military kids, including cases involving sexual assault by other children, according to a report commissioned by Congress. The military has been slow to implement reforms that lawmakers mandated more than a ...

Cruise ship gets barred from dock

BANGKOK (AP) — The operators of a cruise ship that was barred from docking by four governments over fears of a new virus that originated in China announced Wednesday that it will finally disembark passengers in Cambodia. Thailand refused Tuesday to allow the MS Westerdam to dock at a Thai ...

Local poll workers pleased with primary operations

NASHUA – In the aftermath of Tuesday’s first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary, official polling results continued trickling in on Wednesday, while organizers had the chance to reflect on the process. Election officials and volunteers had their work cut out for them during the primary ...

Ford recalls over 240K vehicles

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Ford is recalling over 240,000 SUVs and cars worldwide because a suspension part can fracture and increase the risk of a crash. The recall covers the Ford Flex, Taurus police car, Taurus SHO and Lincoln MKT from the 2013 through 2018 model years. Most of the recalled ...

Nashua cops arrest three

NASHUA – City police observed Tuesday’s “Safer Internet Day,” a day set aside each year in February “to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology for children,” by arresting two men for possession of child sexual abuse images, as well as another for prohibited use of ...

Fall in new cases raises hope in China for virus outbreak

BEIJING (AP) — The number of new cases of the coronavirus in China dropped for a second straight day, health officials said Wednesday in a possible glimmer of hope amid the outbreak that has infected over 45,000 people worldwide and killed more than 1,100. Chinese President Xi Jinping, ...

After impeachment: Congress adrift, oversight uncertain

WASHINGTON (AP) — Inside the Capitol, it’s as if the impeachment of President Donald Trump never happened. One week after the historic undertaking shuttered to a close, Congress is feverishly back at work emboldened but also arguably diminished by the outcome. Senate Republicans are ...

Early morning traffic stop turns into couple’s drug bust

NASHUA – A Hudson police officer’s early-morning motor vehicle stop of a car allegedly going 45 mph in a posted 30 mph zone on Ferry Street near the Veterans bridge ended in the arrest of a Massachusetts couple on drug charges, police said. Scott Taylor, 34, of 4 2nd Ave., Merrimac, and ...

‘Bern’ Alert

DENVER (AP) — The resurgence of Bernie Sanders in the presidential nominating process is triggering alarm in the Democratic Party, with many warning that a ticket headed by the self-declared democratic socialist could be devastating to the party’s chances of winning the Senate and holding ...

NEWS DIGEST

St. Baldrick’s Foundation event set PEPPERELL, Mass. – To raise money for childhood cancer research, the Pepperell Park Street Fire Station will host a St. Baldrick’s Foundation event from 6-8 p.m. March 11. All participants have to do is get a really, really short haircut (temporarily ...

Nashua turnout at 40%

NASHUA – The robust battle for the Democratic presidential nomination that fueled a higher-than-usual turnout statewide carried over into Nashua, where voters gave Bernie Sanders the edge over second-place Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar, whose 11th-hour surge gave her a strong third-place ...

Sen. Warren embraces supporters in Nashua

NASHUA – U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., was greeted at a Nashua polling precinct Tuesday by a wave of supporters wielding signs in support of her campaign for the presidency. During the peak of the first-in-the-nation New Hampshire primary, the Democratic candidate stopped by ...